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Stolen racing bust to return home
Graham Hill
The bronze bust of Graham Hill was stolen from Silverstone in 1999
A bronze bust of racing legend Graham Hill will be returned to the British Racing Drivers' Club at Silverstone almost nine years after it was stolen.

The sculpture was recovered from a house on Beverley Road, Little Lever, in Bolton, just before Christmas.

Graham Hill, who was twice F1 world champion, was killed in an air crash in Hertfordshire in November 1975.

A 47-year-old man, arrested on suspicion of burglary and handling stolen goods, has been bailed.

The discovery was made after a search warrant was executed following a joint operation by Greater Manchester Police and Northamptonshire Police.

Mr Hill's son, former F1 racer Damon Hill, will be presented with the sculpture, which was stolen in 1999, by Northamptonshire Police on Thursday.

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